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05-10-2010, 03:04 PM
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Conferences Play Musical Chairs (Boise stays in MWC)

http://collegesportsblog.dallasnews....to-big-te.html

Nebraska
Missouri
Notre Dame
Rutgers

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4 is weird. That would leave it at 15, unless they figure ND will turn it down anyway and just wanted to invite them for the sake of things.

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Maybe the Big Ten forgot their conference had 11.

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An invite for Nebraska? So much for those academic standards.

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It's still supposed to go to a vote I think, but I think they invited 4 with the intention of picking 1 of them, thinking they won't all accept


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no, all 4 are invited. if all 4 accept, they will invite 1 more to make a total of 16

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Nebraska?



Damn it, I want Pitt and Penn State together. I know it doesn't grow the Big Ten's expanse the way the other non-Notre Dame schools do, but Pitt is twenty times the school as ****ing Nebraska is and the Big East is ****ing useless. I'd prefer the Big Ten go for a power grab and just destroy the Big East (including Notre Dame, who is only an independent in football...**********) and absorb Pitt, West Virginia, Rutgers, and Syracuse leaving the newer Big East schools crawling back to whoever would take them. The thought of Penn State and Nebraska in the same conference is just...bleh. Way too far apart.

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no, all 4 are invited. if all 4 accept, they will invite 1 more to make a total of 16
If all 4 accept, it'll be Texas they go after.

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Nebraska?



Damn it, I want Pitt and Penn State together. I know it doesn't grow the Big Ten's expanse the way the other non-Notre Dame schools do, but Pitt is twenty times the school as ****ing Nebraska is and the Big East is ****ing useless. I'd prefer the Big Ten go for a power grab and just destroy the Big East (including Notre Dame, who is only an independent in football...**********) and absorb Pitt, West Virginia, Rutgers, and Syracuse leaving the newer Big East schools crawling back to whoever would take them. The thought of Penn State and Nebraska in the same conference is just...bleh. Way too far apart.
I agree. Its about time Pitt & Penn State renew the rivalry & the only way that's going to happen in via the Big 10. And there is no way in heck that Notre Dame accepts this invite......they will never join a conference for football.

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If all 4 accept, it'll be Texas they go after.
That's what I am hoping.

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no, all 4 are invited. if all 4 accept, they will invite 1 more to make a total of 16
The WAC tried that and it became too unwieldly, resulting in the formation of the Mountain West.

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Nebraska?



Damn it, I want Pitt and Penn State together. I know it doesn't grow the Big Ten's expanse the way the other non-Notre Dame schools do, but Pitt is twenty times the school as ****ing Nebraska is and the Big East is ****ing useless. I'd prefer the Big Ten go for a power grab and just destroy the Big East (including Notre Dame, who is only an independent in football...**********) and absorb Pitt, West Virginia, Rutgers, and Syracuse leaving the newer Big East schools crawling back to whoever would take them. The thought of Penn State and Nebraska in the same conference is just...bleh. Way too far apart.
Please no.

Big East is ****ing useless? Where's all this hate coming from?

Might as well just make two conferences: Big 10 and non-Big 10 while we're at it.

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Nebraska
Missouri
Notre Dame
Rutgers
Notre Dame will never accept joining a conference and lose out on all that revenue from TV deals , etc

I am hoping Nebraska and Missouri accept and then Pitt somehow gets in after.

Big Ten has wanted to grow for a while

Sadly for me this just means that the Illini well get there ### kicked by a new set of teams

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Notre Dame would make more money from being a member of a 16 team Big Ten than they do as an independent/Big East member.

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If all 4 accept, it'll be Texas they go after.
UConn and Syracuse are the names I've been hearing (assuming they get the other 4 to accept).

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If all 4 accept, it'll be Texas they go after.
I still see no reason for Texas to leave the Big 12 (or if Missouri/Nebraska jump, Big 10).

Although Rutgers and Nebraska in the same conference seemingly defies logic.

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Call me ignorant, but why would the Big 10 be more appealing to the Big 12 or Big East school over their current leagues?

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Speculation, nothing more. No need to get worked up over it.


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Call me ignorant, but why would the Big 10 be more appealing to the Big 12 or Big East school over their current leagues?
Big Ten is the richest, most powerful, and most historic conference.

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Call me ignorant, but why would the Big 10 be more appealing to the Big 12 or Big East school over their current leagues?
The Big Ten is swimming and shrouded in academic prestige thanks to the CIC. The Big 12 North schools make almost no money on their TV deal and the Big East barely has a TV deal. The Big Ten not only has one of the best deals for football, but also for basketball and their own TV network. And the academic and financial boost from CIC membership is huge.

Being in the Big Ten is basically a university president's wet dream.

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I still see no reason for Texas to leave the Big 12 (or if Missouri/Nebraska jump, Big 10).

Although Rutgers and Nebraska in the same conference seemingly defies logic.
If the Big Ten really does this, the Pac-10 will immediately react by inviting Colorado and the Big 12 (9?) will crumble. Texas would play the Big Ten and SEC off each other for the best deal.

And it wouldn't be that weird, geographically. I mean, central Pennsylvania and Iowa are pretty freaking far apart, but nobody complains. The conference would be entirely contiguous.

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The Big Ten is swimming and shrouded in academic prestige thanks to the CIC. The Big 12 North schools make almost no money on their TV deal and the Big East barely has a TV deal. The Big Ten not only has one of the best deals for football, but also for basketball and their own TV network. And the academic and financial boost from CIC membership is huge.

Being in the Big Ten is basically a university president's wet dream.
http://www.cic.net/Home.aspx

I just glanced at that quick. I don't understand why other conferences don't just do the same with their academics. Obviously it'd take some time to get off the ground, but everyone would benefit.

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Would love to see Rutgers accept.

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Notre Dame will never accept joining a conference and lose out on all that revenue from TV deals , etc
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3452161

ND gets $9 million a year from NBC.

http://www.startribune.com/sports/92558764.html

University of Minnesota got $22 million from the Big Ten Network/ABC/ESPN.

ND will make MORE money in the Big Ten.

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http://www.cbssports.com/collegefoot...;pageContainer

An interesting article (with links to a series of articles) on this topic. 5 Super conferences may not be too far off. He called 3 of the 4 teams on this list.

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An interesting article (with links to a series of articles) on this topic. 5 Super conferences may not be too far off. He called 3 of the 4 teams on this list.
I would actually prefer things to work out a little differently than as suggested in that article. I'm secretly hoping that the Big Ten expanding forces the SEC to do the same, picking up Clemson along the way. I would love to see games against Georgia, Auburn, etc every year (kind of similar to the past) instead of once every three or so years as we have now. Plus, that gives more meaning to our biggest rivalry game (impacting conference standings).

Anyway it seems clear that these super conferences are coming. Personally I hope the Big Ten picks up Pitt along with most of the others mentioned. As said in an earlier post, a Pitt-PSU conference game every year would be great.

Quick edit: This is a little bit off topic, but if the changes to the 5 main conferences go down as suggested the ACC would be a monster basketball conference. Duke, UNC, Syracuse, Louisville, Cinci, WVU, etc. Although the big ten would be nothing to sneeze at either =P


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